This month’s roundup focuses on responding to the overturn of Roe, protecting the vulnerable in our churches and responding to abuse, and more.

Every month we spotlight five helpful resources for you as you seek to walk closely with the Lord and make disciples. Many of these resources are created by N.C. Baptist staff to help meet the ministry needs of leaders across the state as they serve on mission together.

This month’s roundup focuses on responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, protecting the vulnerable in our churches and responding to abuse, and more.

In addition to those featured here, many more resources can be found at You can also follow @ncbaptist on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we regularly share other helpful resources.

Prevent. Respond. Care.
Predators see churches as easy targets. Safeguards can help protect your flock. N.C. Baptists are committed to providing you with the training and resources you need. Find links on training members how to care well, safe hiring practices, background check tools and more.

3 ways to pray, 3 ways to act following the overturn of Roe
The end of Roe marks a new beginning in our prayers and advocacy for vulnerable and voiceless children. In the days ahead, we must continue to pray and demonstrate the love of Christ. Here are six ways to do that.

Explaining the “3 Circles” to children
The “3 Circles” tool is a helpful visual method to explain the gospel in a quick and accessible way. This tutorial demonstrates how you can use this tool when explaining the gospel to children.

6 steps to creating a church planting-friendly culture
How can churches move from asking, “Why are we planting a new church when we have open seats here?” to asking, “Who could we send? Where do we plant next? What can we do to raise up planters?” Pastors and leaders can take some practical steps to train members to think about church planting and experience parts of what it takes to plant a church. Here are six ideas.

Podcast: “Activating your church on mission” with Mark Hallock and Matt Smith
How do we mobilize our people to live as missionaries, particularly in unchurched regions of America? Mark Hallock, lead pastor of Calvary Baptist in Englewood, Colo., and Matt Smith, pastor at Lebanon Baptist in Greensboro, chat with Terry Long about activating a church on mission.

by NC Baptist Communications